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- Pinnacle Logistics, which services Amazon’s Prime Air fleet, is laying off 1,374 workers in Illinois.
- This is in addition to more than 1,600 previously reported layoffs at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
- Amazon has offered jobs to Pinnacle Logistics’ hourly workers, a spokesperson told Business Insider.
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A company that services Amazon’s Prime Air fleet is laying off nearly 3,000 workers in Illinois and Maryland as Amazon shifts more jobs in-house.
Texas-based Pinnacle Logistics plans to lay off 1,374 workers in Rockford, Illinois near Chicago Rockford International Airport, the company said in a notice filed in January with the state of Illinois.
The layoffs will take effect in mid-May, according to the notice.
This is in addition to more than 1,600 previously reported layoffs impacting Pinnacle Logistics workers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Both actions come as Amazon plans to hire more employees directly for its flight services, as opposed to relying on contractors.
Amazon has offered jobs to Pinnacle’s hourly employees, a spokesperson told Business Insider.
“Amazon has been an active member of the greater Chicago area business community for several years, and are excited to grow our direct employee base in the area to now include our Rockford Air Gateway,” the spokesperson said Thursday. “The hourly Pinnacle Logistics employees have been offered roles as an Amazon associate at their current location.”
Pinnacle Logistics did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Within the past several months, several other logistics providers that work with Amazon have also announced layoffs.
Greenwich Logistics, Letter Ride, Inpax, Urban Mobility Now, and Sheard-Loman Transport have announced upward of 2,400 layoffs since October. All five companies deliver Amazon packages to customers’ homes.